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Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®

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Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®

Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad® was selected as “One of America’s Top 10 Best Salads” by USA Today.

In the 1970s, this flavorful salad was the Columbia’s answer to the ubiquitous salad bar. Created by waiter Tony Noriega in the 1940s, it was adapted by the Columbia. The Columbia kitchen designed a new dressing that features Worcestershire sauce, lemon, and Parmesan cheese. When the president of Lea and Perrins heard that the Columbia was his biggest customer, he investigated and ate an Original “1905” Salad®. He soon discovered the salad’s delights for himself.

Salad Ingredients

4 cups iceberg lettuce, broken into 1 1/2" × 1 1/2" pieces
1 ripe tomato, cut into eighths
1/2 cup baked ham, julienned 2" × ⅛" (may substitute turkey or shrimp)
1/2 cup Swiss cheese, julienne 2" × ⅛"
1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed green Spanish olives
“1905” Dressing (see recipe below)
1/4 cup Romano cheese, grated
2 tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce®
1 lemon


Combine lettuce, tomato, ham, Swiss cheese, and olives in a large salad bowl. Before serving, add “1905” Dressing, Romano cheese, Worcestershire, and the juice of 1 lemon. Toss well and serve immediately. Makes 2 full salads or 4 side salads.

“1905” Dressing


1/2 cup extra-virgin Spanish olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
⅛ cup white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad Dressing Preparation

Mix olive oil, garlic, and oregano in a bowl with a wire whisk. Stir in vinegar, gradually beating to form an emulsion, and then season with salt and pepper. For best results, prepare 1 to 2 days in advance and refrigerate.

At Columbia Restaurant, we believe that two aspects of elegant dining deserve specialized attention: The preparation and serving of the cuisine and the selection of the finest wines to accompany each meal.

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Our 265-page award-winning wine list contains more than 1,056 wines with an inventory exceeding 50,000 bottles. It is recognized by many of Spain’s leading winemakers including Hall of Famer Miguel Torres and Vega-Sicilia’s Pablo Alvarez as having the most complete and the world’s best collection in the world of wines from Spain. We also carry a selection of wines from Chile and America
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Cesar Gonzmart Gourmet Golf Tournament

Join us for a day of golf, great food and refreshing beverages to benefit the University of South Florida Latino Scholarship Fund and USF Athletics at the 20th Annual Cesar Gonzmart Memorial Gourmet Golf Tournament on Friday, May 1, 2015 at The Claw at USF in Tampa.

Altogether there will be 10 holes accompanied with delicious foods and refreshing beverages, including:

• Columbia’s Original Cuban Sandwich
• Columbia’s Original "1905" Salad®
• Columbia’s Paella "A la Valencia"
• Columbia’s Shrimp "Al Ajillo"
• Columbia Cafe’s Meatloaf Sandwich
• Ulele’s Charbroiled Oysters and Ulele Spring Brewery Beer
• Cha Cha Coconuts’'' Voo Doo Ribs
• Moe’s Southwest Grill’s Fajita Bar

For individual players, it’s $150 per person, including cart, greens fees and golf shirt.

To register, or to sign up as a sponsor, please contact Julie Robertson at 813-248-3000, ext. 24 or

Please register by April 24, 2015. Space is limited to 128 players.

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